How Do I Get a Film Budget?

For many years it was not readily known how one goes about getting a film budget for their movie production.   Jack Binder, Producer of ‘Reign Over Me’ and ‘The Upside of Anger’ realized a gap in this realization back in 1997 and sought to make available for fellow filmmakers a film budget process whereby they could get a film budget for their project.  Jack Binder created the first online film budget production service.

Jack continued to evolve the concept but the basic working structure was that a film budget would be required in order for a director, actor, writer or producer to embark on obtaining film financing for their film production.  By using his extensive experience in creating motion pictures and likewise film budgets for all of his movies and television shows, Binder realized that he should have a ready answer for the many co-production partners, film finance executives, bank lenders and major studio executives who were approaching him about creating a film budget and schedule for their productions.

Finally it really hit home when reworking a film budget over and over again, that it became very evident that the process and knowledge involved was fundamental to receiving that elusive of all treasures, the Greenlight.  Through an ability to respond to questions and by knowing his film budgets inside and out, and through meticulous film budgeting experience Jack was able to remove the obstacles to getting the film into production.

Contact Filmbudget.com for an accurate and proven film budget for your production – and get that greenlight!

 

Michigan Film Tax Incentives Economic and Fiscal Impact Report

Ernst & Young just released their analysis of the film tax incentives program in Michigan.    It is titled “Economic and Fiscal Impacts of the Michigan Film Tax Credit” February 2011.

The report was commissioned by the Detroit Convention and Visitors Bureau, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor and Traverse City, Michigan organizations.

The Fiscal Impact Report clearly states what the proponents have been stating:  the film tax incentives work, creating a thriving and job creating industry.   The Michigan film industry has grown enormously since its creation in 2008.    The study finds an economic output ratio of $6 of activity for every $1 of film tax credit.  This has translated into an $812 Million successful return for the State of Michigan on a net outlay of $127 Million.    The incentives have created over 6,000 jobs and attracted major feature film and television production to a state badly in need of investment.

Read the entire Ernst & Young “Fiscal Impacts of the Michigan Film Tax Credits” report.

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Apple Itunes Leads 2010 Internet Film Consumption

Apple Inc.’s ITunes media store ended 2010 as the online go-to destination for electronic sellthrough, or EST, and Internet-based video-on-demand, according to a new report.

IHS Screen Disgest reported that ITunes held off challenges from Microsoft’s Zune Video (via Kinect 3D motion-control launch), Sony Playstation Store, Amazon VOD and Walmart’s Vudu as the EST/iVOD market increased more than 60% from 2009.

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BAFTA Awards: British Academy of Film and Television Arts 2011

The Orange British Academy Film Awards announces its nominees for 2011.

The BAFTA Awards is scheduled to take place on Sunday, February 13th, 2011 at London’s Royal Opera House.  Celebrities and the stars behind the scenes are going to be attending and receiving awards for their work in 2010.

The Orange British Academy Film Awards is an annual event set to recognise, reward and honor individuals for their outstanding achievements in feature films that were released theatrically to a paying audience in the UK within the awards year.  Further eligibility requirements can be found on their website.  The event is put on by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

BAFTA’s primary activities revolve around staging award ceremonies for the UK and Internationally.  It is a charity with close to 6500 members within its organization and was originally set up to advance and promote education via its events, whose aim is to create and clarify the public’s taste in the television, film, and gaming industries.

Through two rounds of voting of its members they have compiled the following nominees for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts:

For BEST FILM

BLACK SWAN – Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin

INCEPTION – Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan

THE KING’S SPEECH – Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin

THE SOCIAL NETWORK – Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Céan Chaffin
TRUE GRIT – Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

For BEST DIRECTOR

127 HOURS – Danny Boyle

BLACK SWAN – Darren Aronofsky

INCEPTION – Christopher Nolan

THE KING’S SPEECH – Tom Hooper

THE SOCIAL NETWORK – David Fincher

For BEST LEADING ACTOR

JAVIER BARDEM – Biutiful

JEFF BRIDGES – True Grit

JESSE EISENBERG – The Social Network

COLIN FIRTH – The King’s Speech

JAMES FRANCO – 127 Hours

For BEST LEADING ACTRESS

ANNETTE BENING – The Kids Are All Right

JULIANNE MOORE – The Kids Are All Right

NATALIE PORTMAN – Black Swan

NOOMI RAPACE – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

HAILEE STEINFELD – True Grit

For BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

CHRISTIAN BALE – The Fighter

ANDREW GARFIELD – The Social Network

PETE POSTLETHWAITE – The Town

MARK RUFFALO – The Kids Are All Right

GEOFFREY RUSH – The King’s Speech

For BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

AMY ADAMS – The Fighter

HELENA BONHAM CARTER – The King’s Speech

BARBARA HERSHEY – Black Swan

LESLEY MANVILLE – Another Year

MIRANDA RICHARDSON – Made in Dagenham

For a complete list of Award Nominees for the Orange British Academy Film Awards, you can visit:

http://www.bafta.org/awards/film/2011-film-awards,1572,BA.html#jump11

For location and transportation information regarding visiting Londons Royal Opera House, please visit http://www.roh.org.uk/visit/locationandtransport.aspx to help find your way to this extraordinary event.

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MARCHE’ DU FILM – FESTIVAL DE CANNES – THE CANNES FILM MARKET

The Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes | The Cannes Film Market – The Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival’s marketplace for the cinema industry

When:   11 May to 22 May 2011

Where:  Cannes, France

Who:     Jérôme PAILLARD is the Executive Director for the Marché du Film

Website:   MARCHE’ DU FILM


The Cannes Film Festival is one of the world’s most prestigious and oldest film festivals. The private event is held annually in the month of May at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in the resort town of Cannes, south France.

Last Year’s President of the Jury for the 2010 Cannes Film Festival was American film director Tim Burton.  This year, the 64th edition of the Festival is scheduled to be held from 11 May to 22 May 2011. The President of the Jury is American actor Robert De Niro.

The Cannes Film Market  |  Marche’ du Film

One of the Festivals annual events is the Marché du Film, which also gathers at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès simultaneous to the Film Festival.  The Marché du Film is a hot-spot for buyers, distributors and producers for the ten day slot, dedicated to meetings and negotiations.   Global film productions engage here to obtain film distribution, film finance and foreign sales territory by territory.

This unrivaled international event allows for all professionals to develop their projects, establish co-productions and partnerships, and present their latest news.  The Marché du Film has been facilitating such exchanges, along with other buyers and sellers of the film industry since 1959, making it a major international platform for film commerce.    Producers prepare their film budgets for investors and distributors to engage in the film finance contributions to the film production.

Foreign sales companies set up shop and show their upcoming film productions, completed films and projects in development.   Many screenings take place during the Marche’ in conjunction with the Cannes Film Festival itself.  Filmmakers seek to show their films and also to finance their movie budget by raising awareness.  Film distributors are also out in force looking for the next hit film and demonstrating their current line up of films, and to find the right projects at the right film budgets to fund for their film slate of pictures.    About 10,000 persons participate with over 400 exhibitors at the Cannes Marche’ du Film – Cannes Film Market at the Cannes Film Festival.

Likewise the stars come out in force to lend their promotional support for the movie projects they are either attached to or have performed in previously.   Directors as well attend and in conjunction with the other talent help raise interest, awareness and film budgets and worldwide distribution for their movies.   Press junkets are common and the glamour of Hollywood movie stars is a welcome addition to the proceedings at every stage.

The Marché du Film, in the words of Gilles Jacob, President of the Cannes Film Festival, is “a hive of activity”, focused on the prosperity and achievements of quality cinema.  The Festival de Cannes would not be the same today without the Marché du Film.  It’s an exceptional and efficient meeting place of the cinema world, uniting artists with professionals and the media, on the French Riviera.

Maps, Transportation and Accommodation, Information

In order to participate in this coming years Marché du Film, you can book your screenings and register your company online commencing February 2011 Click Here.

Movies produced prior to 2008 and those that were already screened at a prior Marché du Film will not be accepted.

For information concerning short films, please contact the Short Film Corner at:
www.shortfilmcorner.com
email: sfc2010@festival-cannes.fr


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Red Epic | Top Ten Questions with Ted Schilowitz | Film Budgets

Red Epic | Top Ten Questions with “Leader of the Revolution” Ted Schilowitz.   Ted travels to Vietnam to meet with a Red vendor as the entire film industry there has turned to the Red Camera Systems mostly due to its impact on film budgets and the incredible image quality.   Shilowitz discusses the release date (which occurred in December 2010)

Apple Patents Reveal Holographic Screens – 3D Without Glasses

Apple patent reveals plans for holographic display

Television and cinema screens that produce holographic images without the need for special glasses are being developed by computer giant Apple.

A recently granted patent reveals that Apple, the company behind the iPod and iPhone, has been working on a new type of display screen that produces three dimensional and even holographic images without the need for glasses.

Read The Telegraph article

L’état actuel des budgets des films

L’état actuel des budgets des films

Les budgets des films sont en baisse. Cela est indéniable. crédits d’impôt cinéma et des incitations sont en place. Dans le court d’argent, de crédit croqué marché du financement film que nous nous trouvons au sein de l’industrie du film n’y a jamais eu plus de pression à la baisse sur les budgets des films de l’histoire moderne. Film financiers de 30 millions de dollars films sont réduits à 20 millions de dollars et vingt millions de dollars des budgets film sont réduits à dix dollars ou moins. Trois millions de dollars est le nouveau huit millions même que les budgets gargantuesques film s’élever à des hauteurs exponentielle de 100 millions de dollars, 200 millions de dollars et 300 millions de dollars pour tentpole, 3D, images générées par ordinateur (CGI) films VFX. Avec l’industrie de la publicité monde même sur un rebond après une baisse en chute libre, ventes à l’étranger sont également faibles et la conduite de la capacité de financer un budget inférieur film.

Précision devient encore plus critique en tant que budget du film est réduite afin de maintenir la qualité à un tarif réduit. budgets Movie doit fournir la même précision et la valeur de production à l’écran afin d’offrir à ces coûts film réduite. Filmbudget.com fournit la partie la plus critique d’un business plan du film.

Quels sont les budgets des films?
Les budgets des films sont le pilier financier d’un programme de cinéma ou de télévision. Ils présentent le Producteur une feuille de route à faire de votre film. Avec des budgets des vidéos de qualité dans la main du producteur de films peuvent présenter leur script aux bailleurs de fonds en vue pour eux d’investir et de faire le film. Un budget détaillé film est essentiel. La précision doit être effectué par un chevronnés et expérimentés Producteur ou unité de production Manager. Au large du plateau, les budgets rapide ne résiste pas à un test d’investissement film. Le travail est détaillée et doit être effectuée par un producteur de films qualifiés.

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Budgets Movie liste de tous les coûts dans le film. Tout ce qui est admissible dans le dépenser est inclus. De poignées, électriciens, aux étoiles, les assistants, le dépistage chambres, à la nourriture et des explosions … Vous l’appelez, toutes les dépenses seul film dans le budget.

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Film Budgets | Section 181 Federal Film Tax Incentive Renewed

President Obama signed into law on Friday, December 17, 2010 a tax package which contains the extension of Section 181 in the form of Section 744.   Qualifying productions included film and television production, audiovisual, dvd programs which were produced in 2009, 2010 and which have film budgets of $15 Million or less and those which will be produced in 2011.

Section 181

Section 181 provides for a 100% tax write-off for a film equity investor in entertainment productions as opposed to the standard three year staggered write-off.   Know as the ‘Runaway Production” tax bill, Section 181 helps film budgets with its benefit of allowing investors to take advantage of the 100% write-off.

Film Tax Incentives

The write-off of film tax incentive can be combined the many state film tax incentive programs around the country:  Michigan, New Mexico, Louisiana, Georgia, etc.    Combining such film tax credits with Section 181 can contribute a substantial return to your investors which you may offer them which can be very enticing to a film financier.    The government wisely realized that helping financiers focus their film investments locally can improve the film industry in the USA and was designed to help fight the flight overseas, particularly to Canada which was growing as producers sought lower production costs and the previously lower Canadian dollar exchange rate.

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In todays economy and tight credit market film budgets are much more under scrutiny if able to be found at all!  Film finance is at its tightest point in decades, if not a generation.   While filmbudget.com is the global leader in worldwide film budgets and schedules we also figure the most advantageous place to shoot a movie or television production taking into account the local labor scenario, the best film tax incentives and of course the highest production value which the particular setting may offer.

Movie Budget | Peter Jackson to Shoot ‘Hobbit’ on the RED – EPIC !

Director Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings) will shoot two ‘The Hobbit’ movies on the new RED EPIC camera.   According to RED founder Jim Jannard, Jackson will use up to 30 of the yet released Red Epic cameras for 3-D versions of ‘The Hobbit’ and its sequel.   While clearly reducing the movie budget element for film and video as well, the use of the Red is a stunning development in placing the camera at the top of the movie production world in technology reduction in film budgets and utilization by the industry.   Shooting will take place in New Zealand following a major spat over actors unions and a massive effort by the government to lure Jackson to keep the film there due to the economic benefit.

The small size of the camera makes it extremely suitable for stereoscopic 3-D application in convenience for side by side mounting and lack of a need for tethered VTR’s as the camera is wire-free.    While the announcement is an astonishing development for large scale film production the news is especially significant for the cost lowering effect on the movie budget of independent filmmakers.